Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Legendary Alternative Rock Band Jane’s Addiction Announces Theatre of Escapists Tour

American alternative rock band Jane’s Addiction has announced the dates for their upcoming Theatre of Escapists Tour. The tour, beginning in February, will be making a stop at Grand Rapids’ DeVos Performance Hall on Wednesday, March 21.

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 20 at 10am and can be purchased at the DeVos Place and Van Andel Arena box offices, ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets or charge: 800-745-3000. Ticket prices are as low as $29.50.

Jane’s Addiction helped pioneer alternative rock and culture through genre-defying classic songs and a cinematic live experience. Helping inspire peers like Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, Smacking Pumpkins, Pearl Jam and Tool among others, the LA quartet merged alternative and rock like never before.

Perry Farrell stands out as one of music’s most forward-thinking and enigmatic frontmen, and his vocals soar with vibrancy, vulnerability and vitality. Guitar god Dave Navarro conjures simultaneously psychedelic and epic riffs. Stephen Perkins’ tribal stomp remains hypnotic and transfixing. In 2010, Jane’s Addiction began writing songs for the new album. By 2011, recording began on what would become The Great Escape Artist, an October 2011 release on Capitol, to be supported with a worldwide tour in 2012.

The band and producer Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol) added TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek to the creative team. Sitek, best known for his production work on TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Foals, is writing and playing bass on the new album.

The group’s first single “Irresistible Force” is a cosmic love story. According to Rolling Stone, the song “comes on like an art-metal freak show set on some distant planet.” Spin Magazine went further on to say “frontman Perry Farrell and guitarist Dave Navarro both put in stunning performances; It sounds like a band revitalized."